I've been really struggling lately..... there has just been so much going on....balancing two full time jobs, two kids and our busy schedule have left me worn out..... I literally got sick last week I think from all of the stuff that has been "weighing" on me. As I type this blog, my dog decided to pee on our guest bed..... he hasn't had an accident indoors in about 7 years so I don't know what is going on but at 9:00 p.m. on a Sunday night, I have had to strip a bed that didn't need stripped and I am in the process of washing everything. I know we are very blessed and I have many things to be thankful for especially at this time of year... but I am just overwhelmed and tired and still feeling sick. With my mysterious sickness, I lost my voice... cough like crazy.... have a sore throat, feel very tired.... have a major, constant headache.... right now I can't turn my neck to the left... and I just feel achy all over. I can tell I am sick because I had to turn down the one run I can get in for the week with my sister because I knew I needed to rest. Due to the recent "ailment", it has forced me to start saying "no" to things I would really like to do but know I need to just focus on my family instead.... and so that is what this blog post is all about. I am discovering that my little family of four (or five when I am no longer mad at my dog!) needs me more than the other "stuff" I had to say "no" to or the things I will need to say "no" to in the future. I feel like our little unit is struggling from the constant "go" of our schedule and mommy's constant feeling that we should be on the go. I am feeling that I need to make them more of a priority and show this in my actions... not just in my thoughts. So this blog post is a way to try to challenge me to do just that... so if you are reading this ..... please pray I can focus on my little family of four (or five when I am no longer mad at my dog!;)) Here are some pictures from our week when we tried to fit in some family time.
Friday, November 10, 2017
I can’t believe our little girl is one today! It seems like just yesterday I was at the hospital...waiting to hear if I was going to have a niece or a nephew.... waiting until the wee hours of the morning to meet our newest family member and then rushing back home to get two hours of sleep and nurse my own little one before heading to work for the day. How has it already been a year?! Emmy, my boys and I love you very much and enjoy all the time we get to spend together! Zander and Maddox love sharing toys with you and I love your cuddles and how you wave bye bye when I’m leaving. I look forward to watching you grow up... getting to take you shopping for the new outfit you want.... joining your mom and you when you look for that perfect prom dress and one day... the perfect wedding gown! I’m so thankful you joined our family on this day one year ago and can’t wait to see what you will do this upcoming year! You are so lucky to have a mommy and daddy that love you so much! Can’t wait to celebrate with you later today! I am including some pictures from Emmy’s birthday party and some pictures of her cousins who I think have simply grown overnight.... when did they become such big boys?! Time needs to slow down just a bit!;)
Friday, November 3, 2017
We had the best Halloween this year.... this was the first year that Maddox could actually trick or treat and we had some friends over so the boys went trick or treating while the girls handed out candy at our house. This was the first year we attempted a family themed costume..... we went as the Fantastic Four. This was Zack's idea and we made it happen! Zack was Mr. Fantastic.... I was Sue Storm... Zander was the Human Torch.... and Maddox was the Thing. Zack is a huge Marvel comic fan so I am not surprised that he would suggest a theme like this for our MARVELous family.... get it?! ;) I will say it was fun dressing up as a family but I don't know if this will be a yearly thing. I always have more fun watching the kids in their costumes.... especially when they can pick out what they want to be. So I guess stay tuned for next year! haha The weather has been crazy around here. The night of our church's fall festival it was freezing and windy. Halloween night was pretty mild in the 60s and today I was wearing shorts and a t-shirt while I played in the backyard with the kids after school. We had fun in all types of weather this week!